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Hardball with Chris Matthews

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Every weeknight from MSNBC’s Washington, D.C. studio, author and veteran journalist Chris Matthews hosts a spirited hour of political analysis and debate that includes interviews with prominent politicians, newsmakers, and cultural icons. The show provides inside-the-Beltway access and highlights Matthews’ keen political insight gained from many years of both working in and covering American politics. Matthews asks his guests the tough questions, and never backs down, in a relentless pursuit of the truth. The final segment of the show, ‘Let Me Finish,’ is recognized for showcasing Matthews’ personalized take on a significant news story of the day, which is delivered in his unique, signature style.

Every weeknight from MSNBC’s Washington, D.C. studio, author and veteran journalist Chris Matthews hosts a spirited hour of political analysis and debate that includes interviews with prominent politicians, newsmakers, and cultural icons. The show provides inside-the-Beltway access and highlights Matthews’ keen political insight gained from many years of both working in and covering American politics. Matthews asks his guests the tough questions, and never backs down, in a relentless pursuit of the truth. The final segment of the show, ‘Let Me Finish,’ is recognized for showcasing Matthews’ personalized take on a significant news story of the day, which is delivered in his unique, signature style.
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Every weeknight from MSNBC’s Washington, D.C. studio, author and veteran journalist Chris Matthews hosts a spirited hour of political analysis and debate that includes interviews with prominent politicians, newsmakers, and cultural icons. The show provides inside-the-Beltway access and highlights Matthews’ keen political insight gained from many years of both working in and covering American politics. Matthews asks his guests the tough questions, and never backs down, in a relentless pursuit of the truth. The final segment of the show, ‘Let Me Finish,’ is recognized for showcasing Matthews’ personalized take on a significant news story of the day, which is delivered in his unique, signature style.

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Episodes

Trump under siege

12/14/2018
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Michael Cohen is done being loyal to Trump. Trump is under siege, with six entities connected to the presidency under investigation. North Carolina's 9th district race is still undecided. And Trump picks Mick Mulvaney as his next Chief of Staff.

Duration:00:44:22

Trump faces even more legal trouble

12/13/2018
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Trump faces more legal trouble, with the Wall Street Journal revealing a new criminal investigation into the President, and NBC reporting that Trump is “alarmed by the prospect” of being impeached. Trump's former associates turn on him. And Chris Matthews explains why the Senate's unanimous vote condemning the Saudi crown prince is "our country standing for something"

Duration:00:44:11

Cohen sentencing delivers blow to Trump

12/12/2018
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Michael Cohen is sentenced to three years in prison. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard says she's "seriously considering" running for President in 2020. And Nancy Pelosi says she has the votes to become Speaker of the House in January.

Duration:00:44:22

Trump fights with Democrats over the wall

12/11/2018
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Donald Trump and Democratic leaders have an on-camera battle over the border wall. Maria Butina is the first Russian admit to trying to influence the 2016 election. And Trump & Kushner stand by MBS even though CIA intelligence shows that MBS ordered the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Duration:00:44:38

Trump's growing legal threat

12/10/2018
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Serious new revelations on the Russia front tie the President to campaign finance violations as investigations continue into the interactions between the Trump campaign and Russia during the 2016 election. North Carolina's 9th district gears up for a possible new election. Trump struggles to find a new Chief of Staff. The 2020 election heats up.

Duration:00:44:30

Cohen told Mueller about contacts between Trump aides and Russia

12/7/2018
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President Donald Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen has provided significant assistance to special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation, including details about contacts between Trump aides and Russia, according to court documents released Friday.

Duration:00:54:45

Atlantic: White House ‘winging it’ on response to Mueller

12/6/2018
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With the Special Counsel breathing down the President's neck, Trump resumed his attacks on the investigation after a brief hiatus.

Duration:00:44:29

What does the Flynn memo mean for the Mueller probe?

12/5/2018
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It's now clear that Flynn, who once served Trump in the campaign, the transition, and the administration, is a valuable witness for the prosecution.

Duration:00:44:25

John Brennan calls Trump an ‘outlier’ over treatment of Mueller probe

12/4/2018
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Robert Mueller's prosecutors will file a key memo in the sentencing of Trump's Former National Security Advisor, Michael Flynn, a memo that could answer the question at the heart of the Russia probe: did the Trump campaign collaborate with Moscow to beat Hillary Clinton?

Duration:00:43:49

Yahoo News: Mueller probe could be wrapping up

12/4/2018
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Yahoo News is reporting tonight that Mueller's investigation could be wrapping up shortly. According to a source familiar with communications between Mueller's team and defense lawyers, "They've been telling people they are tying up loose ends and trying to conclude."

Duration:00:43:49

Rep. Castro calls Cohen lying ‘the tip of the iceberg’

11/29/2018
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Why would Michael Cohen commit a felony to cover up his Trump’s dealings with Russia during the election? Congressman Castro calls the latest news the tip of the iceberg. AND Chris talks to Governor John Kasich on what can loosen Trump’s grip on the Republican voter.

Duration:00:43:17

NY Post: Trump leaves door open for Manafort pardon

11/28/2018
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President Trump told the New York Post that he won't rule out a pardon for his Former Campaign Chairman, saying it was never discussed with Manafort, but "I wouldn't take it off the table. Why would I take it off the table?"

Duration:00:43:44

Mueller has emails from Stone pal Corsi about Wikileaks email dump

11/27/2018
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Two months before WikiLeaks released emails stolen from the Clinton campaign, right-wing conspiracy theorist Jerome Corsi sent an email to former Trump campaign adviser Roger Stone anticipating the document dump.

Duration:00:43:47

Mueller’s office says Manafort violated plea deal by lying

11/26/2018
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According to a court filing, Robert Mueller's office says former Trump campaign Chairman Paul Manafort lied to the FBI and Special Counsel and is in breach of his plea agreement.

Duration:00:43:32

Gen. McCaffrey calls Trump ‘8th grader’ in response to McRaven attacks

11/20/2018
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In his interview with Fox News, Trump attacked a respected retired Admiral - William McRaven - the man who oversaw the raid that killed Osama Bin Laden.

Duration:00:43:33

Politico: Trump ‘preparing for the worst’ in Mueller probe

11/15/2018
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As Politico reports, "A deep anxiety has started to set in that Muller is about to pounce, and that any number of Trump's allies and family members may soon be staring down the barrel of an indictment."

Duration:00:43:12

Sen. Brown: We need to challenge Trump’s phony populism

11/14/2018
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Democrats were less victorious in Ohio during the midterms, where the state elected only one Democrat to statewide office: Sherrod Brown, who was re-elected to his third term. On Trump, he says Democrats need to challenge his phony populism and support the working class.

Duration:00:43:28

Trump nearing completion of Mueller’s Russia questions

11/13/2018
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NBC News is reporting that after months of negotiation with prosecutors, "President Trump's legal team is nearing completion of written answers to questions posed by special counsel Robert Mueller."

Duration:00:43:42

Espy calls Sen. Hyde-Smith ‘public hanging’ comment ‘harmful’

11/12/2018
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In the Mississippi runoff race, Republican Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith is facing sharp criticism for joking about attending "a public hanging." Democratic candidate Mike Espy calls those recent comments “very disappointing and harmful.”

Duration:00:42:37

Daily Beast: New AG said there was ‘no collusion’ with Russia

11/9/2018
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From the Daily Beast: Matthew Whitaker, the man now overseeing the Mueller probe, once said, "The truth is there was no collusion with the Russians and the Trump campaign."

Duration:00:43:29